Amy Winehouse’s website hacked and defaced

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

A hacking group calling itself SwagSec has broken into the official website of singer Amy Winehouse and defaced it by posting an expletive-filled message and an image of the rapper Lil’ B.

The hacking gang, which according to its Twitter feed claims to be based in South Africa, describes the troubled singer as a “Racist crackhead devil b****” and says it plans to “take back the Internet from the white devil.”

What charmers.

At the time of writing, Amy Winehouse’s official website is redirecting to her Facebook page. Presumably her website administrators are keen to take the site offline until they are confident that it is now properly secured.

It’s more bad news for the beehive-wearing Winehouse, who earlier this month cancelled future tour dates after a disastrous comeback performance in Belgrade.

We have to be grateful, of course, that the attack appears…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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